Know Your Fats has ratings and 23 reviews. Barb said: A A list of recommended reading included this book by Mary Enig. Provides an excellent basic. A Review of Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils, and Cholesterol, by Mary G. Enig, PhD. While Enig agrees with the overall thrust of Taubes’s argument – that low-fat diets ME | I wrote Know Your Fats because so many people I know, including.

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And what you may have learned is ‘healthy fat’, may in fact not be so healthy after all. My doctor wanted to put me on meds to reduce cholesterol. The eenig food industry makers of margarine, canola type oils, heavily processed vegetable oils have worked hard funding and promoting inept and incorrect studies and claims that REAL food is bad and FAKE food is good.

Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol

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Very dry, fact based book. May 29, Nan rated it liked it. Well written, well researched. Maureen rated it really liked it Aug 21, If you Review from a nutrition student: Return to Book Page. Enig, PhD Bethseda Press, See a great review of the book here: How can we possibly believe that man could improve on what God has made?

Very well organized book but if you knw know about fats, it will only teach you a hour bit more than you already know. See 1 question about Know Your Fats…. Some was a bit too in depth and scientific for my pea brain, but overall the message was clear-real, unprocessed fat from meat, dairy and vegetables is good kow you-it’s the processed and fake fats that are bad. Aug 28, Lynn rated it really liked it. To ask other readers questions about Know Your Fatsplease sign up. There is also an incredibly interesting read about how the propaganda again coconut oil started, written by the person eenig was personally involved with it.


Lolobull rated it it was amazing Feb 18, There is also an incred This is more of a textbook and resource rather than easy reading, but if you are a lay person interested in fats, this will be fairly easy to read One of the nice things about it.

Some fascinating reads in here about the corruption and expose of what food industry will do the little guy regarding the propaganda waged against tropical oils. By eating enough healthy fats and more proteinthe cravings for sugars decrease dramatically.

Thanks to biochemists like Mary Enig, there is Excellent book! Javi rated it it was amazing Sep 20, This crucial book is all about the nutrition of fats and oils. Jan 03, Suzanne rated it really liked it Shelves: Proscriptions aside this is a useful background resource on all the fats you can eat.

Jan 27, Margaret rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: What functions do fats and cholesterol play in the body? She also drums in a very important message – you are far better off without trans fats, while much better of with a plentiful serving o Enig’s book is very accessible and accomplishes the goal of broad, yet in-depth instruction in the biochemistry of fat as a dietary component perfectly. The science is solid. This author is very well versed in the composition and use of the fats and oils and does a great job is separating the science from the nonsense.

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Know Your Fats has the distinction of being the only book about fats written for a popular audience and by an actual lipid scientist. Buy Know Your Fats. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. What is the difference between a fat kow a fatty acid? Oct 07, Karsten Uphill rated it it was amazing. Lists with This Book. She demonstrates the positive role that saturated fats and cholesterol play in the body, which is a welcome change from the typical misinformation about fats usually available in the popular press.


Apr 10, Dave Riley rated kno it was ok Shelves: If you’re looking to discover the history of fats in terms of labeling and so on, this book has a lot of detail about that. While this book doesn’t carry the excitement of the politically charged tale of folly and deception in research told by The Cholesterol Mythsit is an excellent resource for anyone interested in gaining a basic education about fats and oil.

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Pictures of fat, fatty acid, and cholesterol molecules abound in the book, making the concepts very easy to visualize. Enig discusses the history of fat consumption as well as the history of public recommendations on fat intake. It was a little bit confusing and not very well organized. A list of recommended reading included this book by Mary Enig.

Aug yourr, Erin Stuhlsatz rated it liked it Shelves: Thanks to biochemists like Mary Enig, there is real science to show that the real stuff is what our bodies need.